October 25, 2017
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces $7.5 Million to Construct, Rehabilitate and Improve 367 Owner-Occupied Homes Across the State

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Funding Part of NYSHCR's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $7.5 million to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 367 income-eligible families across New York. The funds are awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. Under the Governor's leadership, the program has awarded nearly $198 million to create or improve more than 10,400 homes.

"Giving more New Yorkers the opportunity to achieve and maintain the American Dream of home ownership is critical to strengthen communities across this state," Governor Cuomo said. "With this funding, we move closer to ensuring that all Empire State residents have access to a safe, decent and affordable place to call home."

The awards announced today will make improvements to existing owner-occupied single or multi-family homes, condominiums, or cooperatives; acquire and rehabilitate owner-occupied homes for sale, including single and multi-family homes, condominiums, or cooperatives; and construct new owner-occupied homes for sale, including single and multi-family homes, condominiums, or cooperatives including dilapidated and manufactured homes.

Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas said, "These AHC grants allow 367 families to maintain the safe home environment that they deserve. Thanks to our nonprofit partners, we are able to preserve and protect affordable homeownership in regions across the State while ensuring that our communities continue to flourish."

Awards announced today include:

New York City

  • $2 million grant to Rebuilding Together NYC to assist with the home improvement of approximately 50 units located on scattered sites in Kings, Queens, Richmond, Bronx, and New York Counties.

Long Island

  • $1.76 million grant to the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. for the acquisition and rehabilitation of approximately 80 single family homes located on scattered sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

Central New York

  • $1 million grant to Home Headquarters to assist with the home improvement of approximately 98 units located on scattered sites in the City of Syracuse in Onondaga County.

Southern Tier

  • $600,000 grant to Delaware Opportunities, Inc. for the acquisition and rehabilitation of approximately 15 homes located on scattered sites in Delaware County.
  • $290,000 grant to M-ARK Project, Inc. for the acquisition and rehabilitation of approximately 10 homes located on scattered sites in Delaware County.

Capital Region

  • $300,000 grant to the City of Albany Department of Housing and Community Development to assist with the home improvement of approximately 10 units located on scattered sites in the City of Albany, Albany County.
  • $250,000 grant to Rensselaer County Housing Resources to assist with the home improvement of approximately 20 units located on scattered sites in Rensselaer County.

North Country

  • $300,000 grant to Snow Belt Housing Company, Inc. to assist with the home improvement of approximately 30 units located on scattered sites in Lewis County.
  • $200,000 grant to Friends of the North Country to assist with the home improvement of approximately 14 units located on scattered sites in Clinton and Franklin Counties.

Western NY

  • $450,000 grant to the Town of Cheektowaga's Community and Economic Development Office to assist with the home improvement of approximately 30 units located on scattered sites in the Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County.

Finger Lakes

  • $350,000 grant to Marketview Heights Association, Inc. for the acquisition and rehabilitation of approximately 10 units located on scattered sites in Monroe County.

The Affordable Home Ownership Development Program provides up to $40,000 per home to eligible municipalities, municipal housing authorities, and other not-for-profit and charitable organizations that develop affordable housing or assist homeowners in funding necessary repairs. 

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